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19 Sep 2014
Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where...
Type: News Article
18 Sep 2014
This video shows a soapy mixture passing through the posts in the microfluidic platform and emerging on the right as a gel.
Type: Video
Gel Scaffold Structure
18 Sep 2014
After passing through the microfluidic platform, the soapy molecules form Y-shaped structures and tangle together, as shown above, to form a viscous and elastic gel. Shen and her colleagues produced...
Type: Photo
Microfluidic Platform
18 Sep 2014
This enlarged image shows microposts interspersed through the channel in a microfluidic platform. This setup can also be called a micropillar array.
Type: Photo
Professor Amy Shen
18 Sep 2014
Professor Amy Shen holds a microfluidic platform, a tool she uses to transform soapy mixtures into gels.
Type: Photo
17 Sep 2014
The way in which most multicellular organisms have been classified has been the same for more than a century. Only recently have scientists developed the tools and knowledge to question the way we...
Type: Press release
12 Sep 2014
New collaborative research published in the journal Nature Communications by scientists from Japan, Russia and...
Type: Press release
1 Sep 2014
The brain is a complicated network of small units called neurons, all working to carry information from the outside world, create an internal model, and generate a response. Neurons sense a signal...
Type: News Article
Stimulating a Depolarized TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
This figure shows how glutamate stimulation lifts the TC Neuron’s membrane potential so that more action potentials are generated. The graph at left shows action potentials when Dr. Augustinaite...
Type: Photo
Stimulating a TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
This figure shows how the NMDA spike/plateau grows with stronger glutamate stimulation. Colors indicate the strength of the stimulation, yellow being the strongest and most glutamate.
Type: Photo

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